Abu al-Harith al-Ansari, a popular Jihadi author, has written an introductory booklet to Jihadism that explains the ideology and motivations of its adherents. Topics covered include: “Why we fight,” “Who we fight,” “How we fight,” and “Who we fight first.”
Another interesting booklet that was posted recently is by Abu Ta Ha al-Miqdad, an Ekhlaas member. The booklet is a study of how the media distorts Islam and the Jihadi Movement. There’s an introductory essay on how to spot spin, followed by close readings of articles from the mainstream Arab press.
(Follow the links in the .pdfs to get the documents.)
Document (Arabic): 7-28-08-ekhlaas-new-book-by-abu-harith-al-ansari-on-principles-of-jihad
Document (Arabic): 7-27-08-ekhlaas-how-to-uncover-media-spin
A a student of religious aspects of jihad, I would much appreciate a translation of the comment below the photo of Pope Benedict with King Abdullah in Ansari’s Principles.
May I express the hope that the full text of both documents will soon be translated?
As I just started translating, I found a news article about this picture.
I cannot really confirm the translation on par of a first account translation. But if you want, I can translate it later when I have more time on hand.